Monday, October 19, 2009

Hospital to Kids: No Vaccination, No Visit

HoCo General has changed its visitation rules to guard against the H1N1 swine flu.

# Children under age 16, unless they are a patient, are temporarily restricted from all patient care areas including patient rooms, therapy areas, and outpatient service areas. Once H1N1 vaccinations begin, children with proof of H1N1 vaccination two weeks or more prior to the visit will be allowed to visit.
# Patient visitors are restricted to immediate family members only.
# In the Intensive Care Unit, only two visitors will be allowed with the patient at one time.
# If you have influenza-like symptoms, do not visit patients. Symptoms include fever and one or more of the following:

* Cough
* Sore throat
* Body Aches
* Headache
* Chills and fatigue
* Sometimes vomiting and diarrhea

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Well, that makes absolutely no sense considering you are contagious for at least 3 weeks after receiving MedImmune's nasal spray. See page 19 of the package insert. Just how long though is unknown.